The American Canyon girls wrestled in Saturday’s CIF Sac-Joaquin Section North Regional at Natomas High in Sacramento and five Wolves qualified for the Masters Championships with top-eight finishes.
Adrienne Dominguez (170 pounds) placed third, Maylin Reyes (106) was fourth, Alexis Schuller (160) took sixth, Maricela Seronio (101) was seventh and Yvonne Cruz (116) placed eighth.
The Masters meet is Feb. 16-17 at McNair High in Stockton.
American Canyon avenged a Solano County Athletic Conference loss for the second time in a week Tuesday night, with a 50-39 victory over a visiting Vallejo team they had lost to by four points last month.
Robyn-Elizabeth Yan led the way with 18 points, six rebounds, four steals and three assists. Adriauna Samodio had 12 points, four rebounds, two steals and an assist, and Trinity Tapia had 10 points, four rebounds and three assists. Lauren Summers chipped in four points, four rebounds, a steal and an assist, Louralei Salanga four points and two rebounds, and Mariah Carlyle two points, five rebounds, an assist and a steal.
The Wolves also beat Benicia 39-32 on Jan. 30 to avenge an earlier two-point loss,
Tapia had a season-high 19 points, five rebounds, two steals and an assist, Samodio had 10 points, six rebounds and an assist, Yan had eight points, eight rebounds, a steal and an assist, and Erika Culannay had two points. Culannay, Summers and Samodio had great defensive games, head coach Angela Davis said.
If the Wolves (5-17, 3-5) lose to first-place Vanden (7-0 SCAC) at home Thursday and beat last-place Fairfield (1-6 SCAC) on the road Tuesday, and Vallejo (3-5 SCAC) falls to second-place Bethel (6-1 SCAC) on Thursday, the Redhawks will need to beats Benicia (2-6 SCAC) on the road Tuesday to force a coin flip with American Canyon for the conference’s third and last playoff berth. Vallejo beat Benicia just 33-32 at home last month.
American Canyon held Bethel to its lowest point total in four years in a 61-30 Solano County Athletic Conference rout at home Friday night.
Malik Ghiden led the Wolves (14-10, 5-2 SCAC) with 23 points and had four rebounds. Oliver Aandahl had nine points, and Davin Lusung had six points, six steals and four rebounds and took two charges.
American Canyon led by only 13 points going into the fourth quarter.
The Wolves also defeated Benicia, 79-62, on Jan. 31 behind Ghiden’s school-record 35 points. He also grabbed eight rebounds and two steals and took a charge as the Wolves avenged an earlier road loss. Roman Madayag added nine points and played great defense, head coach Brett Wedding said, while Anthony Nguyen had eight points and Lusung had six points and 10 steals.
The second-place Wolves were to visit Vallejo on Wednesday and first-place Vanden on Friday.
Jaylynn Del Rosario had four goals, Ana Herrera two and Christin Locke one as the Wolves routed visiting Bethel, 7-0, on Friday. Isabelle Ramos added three assists and Saleena Bains one for third-place American Canyon (8-9-3, 4-2-1 SCAC), which was to visit Vallejo (3-3 SCAC) on Wednesday and second-place Vanden on Friday.
Adriana Montuya, a 2017 American Canyon High graduate, got the win in the first game as her Solano Community College softball team swept De Anza-Cupertino in its season-opening doubleheader, 13-1 and 2-1, on Feb. 1 in Fairfield.
The freshman pitched all five innings of the mercy rule-shortened contest, allowing one earned run on five hits, three walks and five strikeouts. She played first base in the second half and went 0 for 2 at the plate. In the second inning, she drew a walk, took third on an RBI double, and stole home for a 2-1 lead that held up.